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How to choose a good planter or Pot for your plants

Plants introduce texture and colour to any bland decor scene — to infuse warmth and soften transitions between spaces serving as a focal point. As they are not so expensive, with some tender loving care they can be easily transformed into timeless pieces. 

How to choose planters for your plant

Pairing plants with the right pot is very important as this helps to enhance the whole area in which they are placed to instantly while adding a natural charm. 

Choosing a planter or pot for plants is not hard, once you know what you want. Read on to find out three important factors to consider when choosing a pot for plants. 

Before going any further into any more details about choosing the ideal pot for your plant it is very important to learn some pro tips on how to choose planters or pots it is crucial to understand the difference between a pot and a planter as both these terms are interchangeably used 

  • Pots are a preference and can be seen everywhere alongside plants as they add a very traditional look. They are generally round in shape, small and have one plant in them. 
  • Planters however are broad in size and are best suited for use outdoors because of their size and shape. They are used to place many plants together, often to create a mini garden on its own. 

1) Size 

Size matters when it comes to choosing a pot or planter so choosing wisely is key. When choosing pot consider the right dimensions more than the visual appeal. As a rule of thumb always choose a pot that will give the plant enough breathing space; as well as not drown its beauty by placing it inside the pot. 

Always consider the dimensions of the pot when choosing the right size go for something that is at least 1-2” larger than the plant so it looks accented.

2) Material 

Pots are available in various materials ceramic, clay, plastic and terracotta. Don’t be afraid to get creative either, as there are many other varieties  available like wood, fiberglass, crystal and glass. Again choosing the right material depends on the size and type of the plant you are going to place inside the pot. 

The most recommended type of pots are ceramic and terracotta. As they both are porous and more environmentally friendly than plastic. 

3) Drainage 

Whether you plant requires a lot of water or just a splash every now and then it is always recommended to choose a pot that has a good drainage system in place. 

But if you do decide to choose a pot without drainage it's not a big deal, you can always transform them with some DIY tips and tricks. Always line the bottom of your plant with rocks to insure that incase you accidentally overwater the water does not all seep down and there is always a contingency plan in place. 

Horticulture is more than a science it is a form of art if you look at it like an artist and the sky's the limit so get crafty and let your personna flaunt when you choose a planter for your dream decor. 

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